Definition of Purusha in US English:

Purusha

(also Purush, Purusa)

noun

Hinduism
  • Universal spirit, soul; specifically (in Sankhya philosophy) the animating principle which, with prakriti and guna, gives rise to the material, sentient universe.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Sanskrit puruṣa man, person, primordial man, supreme spirit, of uncertain origin.

Pronunciation

Purusha

/pəˈrʊʃə/